Juvenile Counselor (19th Judicial)

  • Lake County, IL
  • Vernon Hills, Illinois
  • Mar 19, 2019
Full Time Human and Social Services Probation

Job Description

Are you looking for a challenging role with rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, the 19 th Judicial Circuit Court is the place for you. It is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. Do you have a background in rehabilitation, treatment, counseling and supervision of adolescents? If so, this position could very well be for you:

Position: Juvenile Counselor

Location: Vernon Hills, Illinois, United States

Salary: $45,235 annually

Job Summary: Juvenile Counselors are responsible for maintaining the safety and security of all residents and staff in the Hulse Juvenile Detention Center. It is a direct care position which entails working with a group of residents daily. Juvenile Counselors monitor residents' behavior, counsel juveniles and offer support and guidance according to prescribed methods. The position requires shift work which consists of working weekends, holidays, and evenings.

Becoming a Juvenile Counselor would allow you to be involved with the rehabilitation of adolescents. Your day will consist of handling routine and crisis situations and observing and recording behavior patterns. You will have endless opportunities to impact and make a difference within Lake County.

In order to be successful in this role you should have a bachelor's degree and 1 to 2 years of experience in a similar position. Individuals should have a working knowledge of adolescent growth, development, behavioral psychology, and good knowledge of modern correction practices; possess the ability to effectively problem solve and have the ability to work both individually and in a team atmosphere.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information as to why you should work for Lake County!

To learn more about the Court, visit the 19 th Judicial Circuit Court. To learn more about other services that Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action visit our website to view videos.

If you need assistance writing your resume, we have some tools to help you at our Human Resources website.

Candidates for this position must be certified by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC). The link to the AOIC application is available electronically at http://19thcircuitcourt.state.il.us/faq.aspx?qid=194.

Candidates must be a U.S. citizen and live in Illinois at time of hiring or within 90 days of employment.

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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